Biography of Edwin Burden Sanders





Sanders, Edwin Burden, was born in England, October 10, 1840. He was a son of Henry Sanders, who with his family came to Stafford from England in 1841. Henry Sanders died in 1857 and his wife, whose maiden name was Ann Petherbridge, died in 1890. Edwin B. Sanders was educated in the common schools of Stafford and the public schools of Buffalo, and afterwards became one of Stafford's enterprising business men, carrying on a general store and being identified with other business interests of the town. He was postmaster at Stafford for twenty-one years and town clerk for nineteen years. In 1873 Mr. Sanders married Belle, daughter of Leander Douglass. and their children are Harry D., Carrie L., Leander E., William B. and Annie Belle. Mr. Sanders died April 27, 1887. He was one of the foremost citizens of Stafford, a man of genial disposition and of sterling integrity. He possessed in full measure the confidence and respect of his fellow citizens. He was a brother of the late John Sanders, who represented this county in the Assembly in 1879 and 1880.



Source:
Our County and it's people
A descriptive work on Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890

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